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making news in america this morning -- >> in court today, two white suspects under arrest for the murders of three african-americans in tulsa. revenge is a possible motive. pregnancy and autism new reserm out this morning. and remembering a lemd, newsman mike wallace, his hard-hitting style kept people tuned in for decades. and out of the woods. all the way to a masters green jacket. how bubba watson beat the odds to win golf's first major of the year.
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good morning, everyone. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm tanya rivero in for paula faris. >> the two men charged in the shooting spree in tulsa may be arraigned this morning. >> it was likeliered by racism and revenge. >> reporter: this city in the heartland turned into a shooting gallery. five people hit, three of them killed, all of them african-american. >> i think they were very upset with black people. >> reporter: relief didn't come until early in the morning, when police say they arrested these two men. they said an anonymous tip helped them stop them. they stopped short of saying the
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shootings had something to do with skin color. >> it sickens me. it angers me. >> reporter: there may be clues on jacob england's facebook page. he allegedly wrote, two years since my dad is gone, shot by an [ expletive ] n word. witnesses said a white man was shooting randomly from a pickup truck. by the time it was over, the fbi had joined the investigation. saying that even though something might look obvious on the surface, it's still too early to call ate hate crime. >> we have yet to analyze all the information. >> reporter: police say england and watts will be charged with three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. the two victims who survived are
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now out of the hospital. oscar-winning singer/actress jennifer hudson will be is a court road later today. she's attending the trial of the man accused of killing her mother, her brother and her nef view. prosecutors say balfour shot the family because his estranged wife, hudson's sister, was dating another man. newt gingrich told fox news that romney is far and away the most likely republican presidential nominee. gingrich says he'll be on the campaign trail for romney if he wins the nomination. rick santorum is off the campaign trail to be with his daughter, bella who is back in the hospital. she was hospitalized earlier this year with pneumonia. in overseas news this
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morning, the cease-fire deal is off in syria. the violence continues. at least 45 people, including 6 children, were killed yesterday in heavy fighting across that country. the government made some last-minute demands. the rebels have rejected them. more than 9,000 people have been killed since the uprising began 13 months ago. plans are gearing up in new high-stakes talks with iran. >> reporter: satellite pictures, stealth drone flights have provided a picture of iran's nuclear program. it's the talk of war and sanctions bringing the iranians back to the table. >> time is short. they must act with a sense of urgency that this demands. >> reporter: they must shut down and dismantle the underground
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facility and stop making highly enriched uranium. >> unless it's a deal, nothing will stop the program from pushing for confrontation with iran, particularly the israelis. >> reporter: hundreds of drone flights have provided detailed intelligence. the latest suggests that iran has not taken the steps to assemble a bomb. information that the united states hopes will stop israel from launching a preemptive strike. they might agree to a civilian nuclear program, if they stand behind the idea that they will never pursue a nuclear program. david kerley, abc news, washington. it's a race against time right now in the south american nation of peru. worker there is with digging through 26 feet of dirt and rock
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trying to free nine miners stuck in a shaft since thursday. the government is seeking experts and heavy equipment to speed up that rescue. the united states has sent a team to pakistan to help locate people that were burlied by a massive avalanche over the weekend. a mill tar complex was covered. there's little hope of finding any survivors. it wasn't the usual end to a sea gondola ride for dozens of passengers. the cable car stalled halfway up the mountain. it took three hours and help from helicopters to get everyone to safety. no one was injured in the rescue. time for a look at the weather. dallas and oklahoma city could see severe storms. houston and little rock will see similar conditions, but not as severe.
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new england will get a dose of winter. seattle and portland, 60s with showers. phoenix will hit 92. and coming up next on "america this morning," how tim tebow spent his easter. and u.s. markets get their first chance to react to last friday's jobs report. it may not be good. and this raging inferno. word this morning about who
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there is still fallout this morning because of last week's u.s. jobs report. economists has expected just over 200,000 jobs would be added. instead, only 120,000. that sent most overseas markets down today and u.s. markets are expected to follow suit today. tokyo's nikkei average fell 142 points today. markets in hong kong and london are closed. on wall street, the dow lost 152. the nasdaq was off 11. the jobs report and doubts about the u.s. economy are a major reason that crude oil prices are down and gas prices seem to be leveling off though, up just a half cent in the last week. moviegoers with still eating up "hunger games" it's now being called a block buster. they added another $34 million this weekend.
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"american reunion" $22 million. and "titanic 3d" sank with just $9 million. how did tim tebow spend his easter sunday? and the young guy in the green jacket. how bubba watson won the masters. [ woman ] i was ready for my trip. but my smile wasn't. [ female announcer ] new crest 3d white intensive professional effects whitestrips. it goes below he enamel surface to whiten as well
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i-5. >> seattle and portland will have spotty wet patches as well. airport delays possible in dallas and houston. major health story this morning that links a mother's weight to the possibility of autism. >> pregnant women who are obese are 67% more likely to deliver autistic children. the study in the journal, pea yat rix say that obese mothers are more than double the risk of having a child with development tall delays. a controversial education bill would allow teachers to challenge evolution and other theories without facing sanctions. people are urging the governor to vie tow the measure. the governor says he will sign
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it into law. the veteran news man mike wallace died over the weekend david muir has a look back at his legendary career. >> i'm mike wallace. >> i'm harry reasoner. >> reporter: mike wallace defined sunday nights in america for more than a generation. here are ronald reagan. >> how many blacks are there on your staff? >> i couldn't honestly answer you now. >> that speaks for itself. >> reporter: he said i was asking tough questions and i found my bliss. one of the pioneers behind the launch of "60 minutes." >> those are the facts. you're gutting the piece. >> then forget "60 minutes." you don't get on this week. >> reporter: asking a secret service agent this. >> was there anything that the secret service or that clint hill could have down to keep
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that from happening? >> reporter: the interview subjects new that tough questions would come. >> and he calls you, imam, forgive me, his words, not mine, a lunatic. you're going to be in japan. it's a $2 million a week. >> they're getting two of us. >> it will be a well spent two weeks. sflit is for everybody that goes there. which you probably know. and you really didn't need that question. >> reporter: wallace could convince the famous to come to him. >> do i have to put the shoes on? >> no, can we start the interview, please? >> they say i'm difficult? >> reporter: he was born in brookline, massachusetts. he worked in radio. enlisted in the navy. >> do you love this country enough to respond with a request? >> reporter: this was with vladimir horowitz.
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>> i tell you, i don't know it. ♪ >> one of the best. sleep well, mr. wallace. investigators say a huge fire on a southern california freeway was caused by a drunk driver. the man allegedly drove his speeding car into the back of a gasoline tanker. it burst into tlams. 6,000 gallons of gas fueled the infer know. no injuries reported. that freeway was closed for much of yesterday. sengss still remain closed. it was quite an easter outing for new york jets quarterback time tebow. about 15,000 worshippers got together in texas to hear what he had to say. >> tebow, a devout christian, said it's important for athletes to be role modeled and he addressed his most famous move. >> i don't think i was the first
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athlete to get on a knee and pray. i have had the same routine the last seven years and just this year, they started calling it tebowing. i have no idea why. i've been doing the same thing for the last seven years. this year, it seemed to get popular. >> that's for sure. he called it cool because prayer is being talked about. >> certainly see it everywhere these days. that move. now to the sunday sports highlights. we get those from our friends at espn news. good morning, i'm chris cotter. let's go to augusta national for the fourth and final round. that's 2010 open champion, louis oosthuizen. he stares this down. it hits on the front of the green and rolls toward the cup. on this par 5, there has never been an albatross. a double eagle. could there possibly be one on
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this day? the crowd seems to think so. he got one. oosthuizen high-fives the c caddie. that's bubba watson, one shot back at the time. the tee shot would come to rest about eight feet from the cup. watson is eyeing a birdie. to put himself in a tie with the south african, who stays -- drains it. 10 under par. they would go to a sudden death playoff. the tenth hole is the second hole of the sudden death. watson on the right in the trees. most of us hook it into the trees. bubba watson gets it on the green within 15 feet of the cup. oosthuizen would eventually bogey the hole. this for par, and the green
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jacket. the first tournament major win and his first masters. we could find out today if an appeal made by the new orleans saints were successful in reducing penalties stemming from the bounty program. roger goodell will announce his decision later today. among other penalties, head coach sean payton was suspended for the entire upcoming season. we'll see if the commissioner has any leniency for the black and gold. i wouldn't count on it. back to the ballroom tonight with more of a usual. and what some airlines are offering their passengers as they rack up the frequent flyer miles. stay with us. [ female announcer ] ready for a taste of what's hot?
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johnson. >> sate it ain't so, urkel. zplnch and an update on the girl who quit school and moved in with her teacher. >> jordan powers said she has broken up with james hooker over the weekend. he called her from jail. she said she told him they were done. she said she's heart broken and wouldn't be surprised if there were other young girls in his past. a major complaint from frequent flyers. the restrictions on redeeming your air miles. carriers are coming up with alternatives. >> take air baltic. a three-mile dog sled trip. or just under 15,000 american airlines miles for a beer-tasting tour of brussels. >> a leather vest signed by
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updating the top stories now. the two men accused in the deadly shooting spree in tulsa will be arraigned later today. charged with three opportunities of first degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. tributes are pouring in for make wals works died over the weekend at age 93. "60 minutes" plans to ze vote next sunday's broadcast to his legendary career. a new report links a mother's weight to autism. over 60% more likely are women that are obese to deliver children with autism. well, dentists all over america could soon face an
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onslaught of patients to overdid it on easter. >> fans say it wouldn't be easter without the fluffy, crunchy keecreatures. ales ya from wpvi has the story. >> it's like a cult-like following. people love their peeps. >> reporter: cushiony, silky, puffs. >> we have syrup, liquid sugar. gelat gelatin. >> it's quite crunch chi. >> reporter: it's been that way since 1932 when sam born and his two brothers in law relocated the factory from new york city. >> we're a family-owned business. >> reporter: they say this isn't where great candy is made.
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it's just born. they welcomed mike and ike in 1940. and their sassy spicy sisters, hot tamales in 1950. three years later, peeps hatched. they became an easter basket basic. >> it makes them think of their childhood. >> reporter: 2 million of the chicks, bunnies, and other seasonal shapes hippity-hop down the con vier belts each year. now they're deep in peak peep season. i heard you haven't livered until you have tasted a warm peep. >> it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience. >> reporter: more than 1 billion will be made, sold, and enjoyed over easter. wow. okay. >> hmm.

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